Fellow Wine Lovers,
The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed we’ve opened later on a number of occasions lately. We just wanted to reassure you that we haven’t suddenly suffered a catastrophic drop in our work ethic, or caught that Studentitis Slumberous Virus that keeps us in bed till mid-afternoon (Alex has had it before, we hope he’s immune!).
We have been out tasting, exercising our palates on the hunt for new wines, rubbing shoulders with the great and good of the wine and restaurant world. Wayne even saw Patsy from Ab-Fab on the tube (sadly out of character, pretending to be Joanna Lumley).
We tasted some good things, some bubbly things and, frankly, a couple of wrong ‘uns. Some of them will be on the shelves in due course, at which point you too can give them a go.
All this talk of tasting, coupled with the sight of Wayne sweeping the floor after last nights’ Wine & Cheese event brings me to an announcement.
Winter Tasting Season
When we’ve not had a glass in our hand we’ve had pen, paper, and calendar, and the results of our planning are below.
We will start each event at 8pm as usual, here in the shop.
Thursday November 14th – Bordeaux Tasting – £15 per person
Our chum Jeremy will be leading this one, he’s well on his way to becoming an MW, is from one of our favourite suppliers, and knows even better than Wayne that Bordeaux is on the coast of France, about half way down.
Thursday November 28th – Cheese & Wine –Yule love it! – £15 per person
This will be like our usual cheese & wine evenings but we’ll choose a Christmas styled cheeseboard. For those that are interested we’ll also take orders for cheese on the night so that you can pick them up the weekend before Christmas (obviously we’ll do the same with wine!).
Thursday December 5th – Festive Fizz – £25 per person
We’ll open a selection of fine sparklers and champagnes, we’ll match them with some suitable snacks, we may even do a bit of it blind just for fun. This one sold out in days last year, so don’t be shy!
As usual we’ll limit the numbers (this place isn’t the tardis!), money on the table books your place and we’ll put our smart shirts on!
Tasting this weekend
If you cannot bear to wait for one of these events and have a more immediate thirst then this weekend to slake it we’ll open a bottle of Domaine Félines Jourdan Picpoul de Pinet 2012 (£11.99) a blast of the south and worth splashing out on half a dozen Colchesters, if oysters are your thing. On the other hand we’ll bring some colour to your cheeks from Chile’s Bio-Bio Valley and charge your glasses with Aromo Winemakers Selection Pinot Noir 2011 (£10.99). Should you have treated yourself to a couple of game birds from the butcher or farmers market this is just the ticket.
Lastly we’ll be closing at 7pm this evening as we’ll be conducting a private tasting in Wimbledon Village.
To borrow from the mighty Two Ronnies
It’s goodnight from me and it’s goodnight from him.
Wayne & Alex